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61. Get Even 2 : More Dirty Tricks
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61. Get Even 2 : More Dirty Tricks From The Master Of Revenge
by George Hayduke
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Asin: 0873642139
Catlog: Book (1981-02)
Publisher: Paladin Press
Sales Rank: 103620
Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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Enemies beware! Here's the outrageous sequel to the underground best-seller, Get Even, presenting a wide range of all-new dirty tricks people pull to get even with big business bums, footloose spouses,lousy landlords and others. For entertainment purposes only! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting reading
Got someone you dislike, but can't confront them directly for whatever reason? Aw c'mon, we all have a mental "list" of people we "owe"... George Hayduke has made a living off telling you how to get even! You've seen him and his revenge books, "Get even", "Get even II", etc since you were young I bet.

I recently got the chance to review ALL of his books. So OK, I figured "Get Even" was great, but the rest would be rehashes of the tricks in his first book... NOT SO! He is undoubtedly one of the wicked and sneaky minded men on earth! I would NOT want to ever be on the wrong side of this man, so OF CORSE I am gonna give him rave reviews! :)

These books are very funny, packed full of info, and offer ideas to get your own creative juices flowing. He covers revenge for every subject you can think of, from Ex-spouses and lovers, to big corporation. It's all in there somewhere! Of COURSE these books are for entertainment purposes ONLY! (Let's all say it together now: "If you get caught doing some of this stuff, you WILL go to jail!") The Down Side:

As expected, his first book "Get Even" is a bit outdated in the computer areas, sometimes referring to "punch cards", but each book is more "updated" than the last. Most of his "ideas" are timeless.

4-0 out of 5 stars The ideas are timeless
Got someone you dislike, but can't confront them directly for whatever reason? Aw c'mon, we all have a mental "list" of people we "owe"... George Hayduke has made a living off telling you how to get even! You've seen him and his revenge books, "Get even", "Get even II", etc since you were young I bet.

I recently got the chance to review ALL of his books. So OK, I figured "Get Even" was great, but the rest would be rehashes of the tricks in his first book... NOT SO! He is undoubtedly one of the wicked and sneaky minded men on earth! I would NOT want to ever be on the wrong side of this man, so OF CORSE I am gonna give him rave reviews! :)

These books are very funny, packed full of info, and offer ideas to get your own creative juices flowing. He covers revenge for every subject you can think of, from Ex-spouses and lovers, to big corporation. It's all in there somewhere! Of COURSE these books are for entertainment purposes ONLY! (Let's all say it together now: "If you get caught doing some of this stuff, you WILL go to jail!") The Down Side:

As expected, his first book "Get Even" is a bit outdated in the computer areas, sometimes referring to "punch cards", but each book is more "updated" than the last. Most of his "ideas" are timeless.

1-0 out of 5 stars Hayduke's Revenge on YOU!
A waste of time, a waste of money. This book, dated 1981 is so out-of-date as to be irrelevant. Typical chapters cover one and one-half pages; mostly of material sent in to Hayduke from contributors to his Paladin Press magazine columns. Most of that material so obviously points the "mark" in the direction of the perpurtrator (you) that retaliation is almost a certainty. I'll be reviewing the 1999 Hayduke book, but so far most of his stuff is a rehash of the magazine material and seriously lacking on high tech mayhem - which is ultimately so more deadly and anonymous.

5-0 out of 5 stars totaly halurious,works to
ive written this man with some off the wall stuff that i done in the past,and with stories that ive heard,to my suprise he has written back to thank me for writing,and used my ideas in his books. truely funny stuff.read on my dear friends.the flying hawaiian. ... Read more


62. An Innocent, a Broad
by Ann Leary
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Asin: 0060527234
Catlog: Book (2004-03)
Publisher: William Morrow
Sales Rank: 17067
Average Customer Review: 4.88 out of 5 stars
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Just 26 weeks into her first pregnancy, Ann Leary's water broke--an event she sardonically refers to as "the PROM" (doctor-speak for "premature rupture of membranes). Unfortunately for her, the "PROM" took place while she was strolling along Oxford Street during a weekend trip to London, where her (then-unknown) husband Denis Leary was booked to perform a BBC comedy show. Forbidden to return home and placed on total bed rest, Ann gets "knackered" from the medications pumped into her body to prevent premature labor. In some of the book's funniest passages, she makes great efforts to prevent her many hospital roommates from discovering she's American, lest they suspect she's freeloading off the National Health Service. (Don't let the bad pun of the book's title put you off; Ann's sense of humor is often as biting and gritty as her husband's).

Despite the doctors' best efforts, baby Jack is born two weeks later, while Denis is back in the U.S. working at comedy clubs (and trying to keep the couple from being evicted from their apartment). Jack is in relatively good shape, but Ann's mental state is at risk,as sleep deprivation, anxiety, and loneliness get the best of her. Among her postpartum goofs is befriending another woman whose baby is also in intensive care; she mistakes her for a slim, serene Earth Mother instead of the heroin-addict she really is. So, An Innocent, A Broad is not so much a drama of Jack's survival as much as it is a chuckle-fest at the expense of both Ann's predicament and of the Brits in general, whose overwrought sense of propriety is mocked non-stop. Beware if you think this might seem a perfect gift for a pregnant woman; the belly laughs are constant and likely to cause any expectant woman's water to break. --Erica Jorgensen ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars None Better, Few As Good!
I love reading Memoirs and this is one of the best!
From the minute I started the book until I finished, I enjoyed every page. I didn't want to stop reading it and yet I didn't want it to end. I am delighted that Denis encouraged Ann to write and look forward to more of her books.

Ann writes not only with humor but also with honesty, clarity and tenderness. To have a premature child in a foreign country and be stuck there for five months (vitrually alone and broke) coping with the uncertainties of life or death, is enough to throw the hardiest woman into the depths of depression. To be able to tell this story with such humor and love is a gift.
I want all of my friends and family to read this book. I highly recommend it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Mark Twain Would be Proud of "an Innocent, a Broad"
Wow, I noticed this really catchy cover in a bookstore and, wondering about the title, picked up the book, started reading and was still reading and laughing as I paid for it, walked out of the store and almost ran home to read it.

I laughed, cried and thoroughly enjoyed sharing an insight into life with what must be one of America's funniest couples.

It must not have been easy to relive the circumstances of a six month termination of a pregnancy in a foreign country. But Ann Leary describes the birth of her first child in London (where she happened to be with her husband, actor Denis Leary, for a long weekend), with a combination of humor, heartbreak and hope that took my breath away.

I hope Ms Leary continues to write about her life and her family. I can't wait to see what happened when the young Leary family finally made it back to the United States and began the rest of their lives.

I recommend you get this book for yourself and for all the friends you think might need a really, really good read!

I'm sure I have happened upon a major new talent on the literary scene.

5-0 out of 5 stars Should be mandatory reading for any NICU parents
My wife and I were, in many ways, in the same boat as the Learys - our child was born at 28 weeks, with a variety of health problems, and had to spend 10 weeks in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (the American version of the British SCBU). We were astounded by the parallels between her thought process and ours. Over and over, we read of the exact same thoughts, worries and conversations that we had.

This is a great book for the parents of premature or otherwise complicated babies. Reading this, you'll see that what you're feeling is normal; that your thoughts and your worries are shared by others. As such, it makes good 'therapy,' without being heavy-handed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Funny, sweet, and honest!
Ann Leary tells it like it is! She writes that her husband has had to convince her that she should write, but she is a wonderful author. She describes having a premature baby in a foreign country as honestly and lovingly as possible. Her writing is funny. She made me laugh out loud. Mrs. Leary is able to capture the truth of the moments between herself and the British citizens she has to interact with during her child's birth and subsequent hospitalization. Reading about her husband, Denis, is hilarious too, as any fan of his knows he is funny on his own, but apparently he is also a loving husband and father. Most of the book is about Ann, though, who is just as funny as her famous husband. I cannot wait to read more from her!

3-0 out of 5 stars Finally
The men have been getting a lot of coverage lately with their witty, sometimes pathos-filled memoirs (See David Sedaris [the best of the bunch], Augusten Burroughs, Dave Eggers, et al.) but where have all the women been hiding? Ann Leary is breaking out of the pack with a short, unsentimental, funny and affecting first novel, a look at her months- long incarceration in England when her first child, Jack is born premature.

Although fans of Denis Leary might be eager to see him in print, he plays a minimal role since this is really Ann and Jack's story. I applaud her clean and swift moving prose, admire her willingness to avoid glamorizing herself, and thoroughly enjoyed her unfortunate circumstances. She manages to render a story that could have too emotional both funny and poignant. Perhaps the best part is her realization that for all she felt as if she was trapped in a barbarian country and subjected to weird, foreign medical technologies, the care she received in England was more skilled and advanced than what she would have received in the United States. Oh the irony!

While there are no great revelations or life-changing affirmations, Leary manages to write well about a small drama in her life that can be enjoyed by many. Perhaps too restricted in scope to really break into the big time, I imagine given the subject matter that this will still attract a large female audience, but it should by no means limit it to the feminine gender. Three and half stars. ... Read more


63. Breathe: A Guy's Guide to Pregnancy
by Mason Brown
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Asin: 0743219708
Catlog: Book (2002-02-11)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Sales Rank: 72298
Average Customer Review: 3.94 out of 5 stars
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Finally, a book for guys that solves the riddles of pregnancy.

Do you think that newborn babies can eat Doritos? That they can't scream very loudly since they just have tiny little baby lungs? That you will still be able to golf on weekends after your baby is born?

If so, you need this book!

Breathe takes guys misstep-by-misstep through the stages of pregnancy and the early days of childhood. Considered by many to be the unofficial pregnancy handbook of the NBA, Breathe is filled with useful tips such as these:

Brown's First Law of Conception: The odds of conception are inversely proportional to its desirability. High school virgins experimenting behind bleachers are guaranteed to get pregnant; financially secure married men hoping for children are doomed to spend their weekends in fertility clinics masturbating into cups.

Picking a doctor: Never use a gynecologist whose Medical School Diploma has palm trees on the side.

Pre-Natal Music: Mozart, yes. Wagner, No!

Common Concerns: If your baby is born with dark hair that covers its head, back, neck, temples and forehead, don't panic. This is perfectly normal. It just means your baby was born Italian.

Child experts from all over the world agree -- if you're a first time father, drop your baby and pick up this book! ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Hilarious Perspective!
This is not a true guide for any man coping with pregnancy. However, it is a funny, sarcastic view of the entire experience! I can imagine guys sitting around drinking a couple of beers discussing their wives and pregnancy and it would sound like the comments in this book. From establishing paternity to making financial adjustments to picking out names, this book is filled with one laugh after another. I laughed till I cried reading this book as did my husband and several friends of ours! For those people who are realists about the trials and tribulations of pregnancy and children, this book is a great laugh. For people who are too serious and looking for serious advice, find another book. This is for those who can see the humor in reality and need to laugh at even the serious things in life to maintain their sanity.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fire the kid in here!
It's true that a father's needs during pregnancy have long been overlooked. Breathe does a good job of making new and future fathers feel more included. It is also refreshingly devoid of any practical advice -- that you can get from your mother-in-law. Speaking of which, my only complaint is that there wasn't enough info on how to handle and contain the influence of others -- like mothersinlaw -- during the pregnancy. I could have used it. But, on the whole, this book is funny and I'd buy it for a pregnant guy friend.

5-0 out of 5 stars For people with a sense of humor, this is a great book...
I found this book hilarious. I read some of the other reviews, and frankly found them to miss the point entirely. It's as if they went to see "Edward Scissorhands" and complained about it because it was too much of a fairytale and didn't address the realities of adoption!

I also find it short-sighted for someone to say this book is full of locker room humor. Clearly, these folks didn't actually read the book. Very little of what is in it could be found in a locker room. However, I can see how people without a sense of humor might be confused. This is no "oh, aren't babies cute, let's learn how they work" kind of book. It's more "damn, babies are hard to raise, but this stuff is funny because I was thinking exactly that".

The bottom line is, if you've had a child and you're a man, you'll enjoy this book. To me, it's more Lewis Black than Adam Corolla, if that helps anyone.

If you're looking for a book that will actually teach you important things about pregnancy, this is probably not your book. If you're looking for something to read when you can't sleep and it's your wife's turn to feed the baby at 3 a.m., then this is your book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Breathe: A Guy's Guide to Pregnancy
I found this book to be tasteless and almost without merit. Books for expectant fathers should have some useful information and advice worked in with the the humor, and I did not find this to be the case with "Breathe." I perused it for perhaps 5 minutes, at which point I decided I could not give it to ANY of my young friends who are expectant fathers. They all have a good sense of humor, but beyond a couple of good giggles, this book has no redeeming positive perspective to lend to a pregnancy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Oh Lawdy this one funny book.
Who is this Mason Brown and why has the reading public been denied his genius until now? I got this book as a gift after my wife and I announced our pregancy, and I have been yucking it up ever since. Your wife probably has a copy of THE GIRLFRIENDS GUIDE TO PREGNANCY, well, this is the man's version, and without all the boring biology stuff -- it's like reading one of those National Lampoon magazines from back in the 70s - back when P.J. O'Rourke wasn't taking himself quite so seriously. Ha Ha Ho Ho is all I have to say. ... Read more


64. Humor for a Mom's Heart: Stories, Quips, and Quotes to Lift the Heart
by Shari McDonald, Kristen Myers
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Asin: 1582292663
Catlog: Book (2002-10-01)
Publisher: Howard Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 144576
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars This book is a must have for moms everywhere!!
when I purchased this book, I was in a very down mood just hoping for a little pick me up. It was way more than that! I laughed out loud as I related to the stories of other mothers and their children. I read it in about 2 days and have since bought more as gifts for my mom and friends. Everyone I've known that has read it has loved it. ... Read more


65. At Wit's End
by ERMA BOMBECK
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Catlog: Book (1986-05-12)
Publisher: Fawcett
Sales Rank: 69334
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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"America's irrepressible doyenne of domestic satire."
THE BOSTON GLOBE
Madcap, bittersweet humor in classic Erma Bombeck-style. You'll laugh until it hurts and love it! "Any mother with half a skull knows that when Daddy's little boy becomes Mommy's little boy, the kid is so wet, he's treading water. What do you mean you're a participle in the school play and you need a costume? Those rotten kids. If only they'd let me wake up in my own way. Why do they have to line up along my bed and stare at me like Moby Dick just washed up onto a beach somewhere?"
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5-0 out of 5 stars Erma Bombeck, 101
This is Erma Bombeck's first book and you can see all that talent, all that material ready to make its mark on the world.

But it doesn't read as a "first book" - all the stuff is there - the kids letting you know on Sunday night they need a costume for the school play - this happens in 2002 just the same as it happened in the 1970s - and of course, mom has no idea what she's supposed to do about a costume. That part is worht the price of admission alone.

So find a quiet spot, maybe after the kids have gone to school and you're wondering if you relaly should have sent them since it's snowing and school will probably close early - get a cup of coffee and read about what it's really like to be a mom.
Oh, and keep the radio on, too - they'll be announcing the school closings for you - and of course, the bus won't be available to pick them up;)

5-0 out of 5 stars Still the truth all these years later . . .
I used to occasionally pick up my mother's Erma Bombeck books when I was a young teenager and read some of it -- I found it funny but didn't quite understand it.

I am now the stay-at-home mother of a three year old with the second baby on the way. What she writes about is as true in 2000 as it was in the 1970s. The environment may have changed -- not nearly as many stay-at-home moms, and the ones that are tend to be working from home, et cetera.

But there are still husbands who decide to fix the plumbing themselves, there are still kids who want cupcakes and a costume for the school play on Sunday night, and there are still women with college educations who haven't gotten to read a book other than the Dr. Seuss series since before the kids were born.

I understand now. I comprehend fully why my mother told me, when I asked as a naïve teenager what was so funny about Erma Bombeck, I'd understand later. There is no better author to make mothers feel like they're not the only person in the world that puts up with this . . . because their kids and husbands haven't noticed yet.

5-0 out of 5 stars A one-year look at the "average" housewife!
This was Erma Bombeck's first book, and it is hilarious! It takes her through a one-year period, with all the trials and tribulations of housewivery. She tells a great story . . . and explains who she wrote this book for! It is a marvelous pick-me-up book. Read it! "My children have an imagination straight from the pages of Frankenstein. Once they put a live hamster on my chest to wake me up in the morning. As I bolted upright, my throat muscles paralyzed by fear, they asked, "Can we have the cardboard that comes with Daddy's shirts?" ... Read more


66. I'm Becoming My Mother
by Anne Taintor
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Asin: 0811842479
Catlog: Book (2004-05-01)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Sales Rank: 55208
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Hot on the heels of Anne Taintor's wildly popular first collection, I Can't Be Good All the Time, this hilarious volume brings together Taintor's best-loved images, plus brand new material sure to prompt a knowing snicker, all celebrating the follies of family, home, and hearth. As always, Taintor's sassy creations -- vintage illustrations paired with witty new and impertinent observations -- inspire deliciously less-than-well-mannered thoughts ("Gosh, he went well with her drapes."). These sharp-tongued favorites are sure to please her devoted fans and newcomers alike. ... Read more


67. Drinks Well with Others
by Mikwright
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Catlog: Book (2004-09-01)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
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In Drinks Well with Others and Mixed Nuts MikWright pokes fun at two favorite topics: cocktails and dysfunction. Readers will laugh as they page through these funny little gift books and may even feel compelled to lift a highball to themselves, family, and nutty friends.All in good fun, Drinks Well with Others conjures up such images as Grandma getting tipsy at the sight of communion wine, Aunt Violet lollygagging around the eggnog bowl at Christmas, and Mom using four-letter words after two glasses of vino. The spicy one-liners mix delightfully with black-and-white photography that looks like it fell right out of every baby boomer's hand-me-down family album. There's Great-grandmother with that trademark iron grip on her cocktail glass and Uncle Bill showing fine form as an ice fisherman-cum-beer drinker. ... Read more


68. Welcome To The Motherhood: Grime and Punishment
by MELISSA JARVIS
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Catlog: Book (2004-07-28)
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69. Humongous Zits: A Zits Treasurey
by Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman
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Asin: 0740700138
Catlog: Book (2000-03-01)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Sales Rank: 17794
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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Adolescence is a time of painful growth and unpredictable change, when kids come packaged in a jumble of baggy jeans, rolling eyeballs, and grunting communication. Cartoonists Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman have captured the humor of that challenging time with Zits, in which they chronicle the life and times of the typically exasperating yet ever lovable Jeremy Duncan. In this first Zits treasury, faithful fans of Jeremy's world will get a glimpse behind the scenes with never-before-seen sketches and the stories behind the strips. Sunday cartoons appear in full-color, highlighting the strip's acclaimed drawing style. Even though the teenage terrain is rocky, Zits is warm and sympathetic. "The highest compliment we hear from readers is, 'You must have a camera hidden in our house!'" says Borgman.

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5-0 out of 5 stars I totally love 'ZITS'
I got ZITS from a friend who got it from another friend...i simply love ZITS because i can just feel what Jeremy feels and i love the humourousness of it..
almost all the kids go through what Jeremy goes through amd almost all the parents go through what his parents go through..
so i find this book sensibly funny. i like it so much that i can remember almost all the dialogs in it. my younger brother read it and he went crazy over it as well.
i had to return the book and i miss it. that's why i am doing this.
i want to thank the authors of this book for creating such a funny and a marvalous book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Comic Strip
Humongous Zits is a compilation of the first two books of this comic strip. It starts out a little slow while the main characters are being introduced, but it soon catches its stride.

Jeremy Duncan is a typical teenager just trying to live his life. His parents are on his back, he's got homework to avoid, his garage band isn't getting recording contracts, and he's awkward around the girl of his dreams. Needless to say, his life is anything but boring.

The strip is written from Jeremy's point of view, which leads to some great sight gags as we see a situation through his eyes. The characters are slightly cartoonish but real enough for many years of great strips, and I look forward to enjoying it for years to come.

5-0 out of 5 stars Laugh-out-loud hilarious and dead-on accurate!
Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman have created, with "Zits," a terrific comic strip. In "Humongous Zits," a collection of the strips, we see the day-to-day life of fifteen-year old Jeremy, whose mom is a writer and whose dad is an orthodontist. Scott and Borgman are dead accurate when it comes to depicting the speech cadence, attitude, manner of dress, etc., of a modern American teenage boy. Witness this conversation Jeremy has with his mother when Mom appears in the bedroom doorway with a plateful of cookies:

Mom: "Jeremy, would you and your friends like some Snickerdoodles?"
Jeremy: "Feel free to embarrass me anytime, mom!"
Mom: "All I did was ask if you wanted some cookies! What's wrong with that??"
Jeremy: "I guess it isn't what you said, it's kind of how you said it."
Mom: "I said it in a perfectly polite way!"
Jeremy: "Okay, it isn't how you said it . . . It's that you sort of exist."

For those of us who sorely miss Bill Watterson's "Calvin and Hobbes," "Zits" is a welcome treat--there are glimmers of Calvin in Jeremy. This is fun stuff!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great!
I love reading Zits every day in the paper. I think it is a humorous and realistic portrayal of the turmoil of your average suburban adolescant.

Jeremy is a lovable teenager- clumsy, doesn't think things through, but he is also hardworking and loyal. I have always said that this author must have a teenage son at home!

This collection starts from the begining of the strip, which I really enjoyed! This is both sweet and laugh out loud funny!

5-0 out of 5 stars this one's a winner
This book brings a fresh, humorous look at the misunderstandings between teenagers and parents. Reading this book, it was almost like the authors magically got into my brain and wrote down everything they saw from my teenage years. (oh, for those of you who are mad because this is merely Zits Sketchbook #1 and 2 put together, it's called a "treasury") ... Read more


70. What Not to Name Your Baby
by Joe Borgenicht
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Asin: 0689875819
Catlog: Book (2005-02-01)
Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment
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71. Make My Day! : Hayduke's Best Revenge Techniques For The Punks In Your Life
by George Hayduke
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Asin: 0873644360
Catlog: Book (1987-08)
Publisher: Paladin Press
Sales Rank: 937301
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Hayduke is back and meaner than ever with this all-new bag of bully-busting tricks.Hundreds of ideas from readers who rallied to George's stirring cry ("Do unto others before they do unto you") fill this antic anthology that will amaze and amuse you.Make My Day!is for entertainment only. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Evil Doers - Beware!
If you think you are being singled out by many of the people around you - try and remember what you might have done to them. They maybe out to make you pay for their discomfort. Well, if they have read one of Hayduke's books - you are in big trouble.

My copy of this book has many of the pages dog-eared, for quick re-reads. Only for entertanment purposes only. (But I am ready to act if I have to.) ... Read more


72. Funny, You Don't Look Like A Grandmother
by Lois Wyse
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Catlog: Book (1990-05-01)
Publisher: Quill
Sales Rank: 37558
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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"A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do."

Lois Wyse 

Here it is!  A "grandmarvelous" feast of anecdotes, observations, poetry and prose that celebrates the glories of Grandmothering!  An eight-time expert in the field, Lois Wyse explores with wit, warmth, and candor such weighty modern-day dilemmas as "What to Name the Grandmother"..."How to Win the Granny Wars"...and reveals the truth about that credit card-toting phenomenon "Shopalong Cassidy -- The Plastic Grandma."  The perfect book for the Nana of the '90s, it will make you laugh, it will make you cry...it will make you want to run out and buy something nice for your grandchild! 

Here it is! A "grandmarvelous" feast of anecdotes, observations, poetry and prose that celebrates the glories of Grandmothering! An eight-time expert in the field, Lois Wyse explores with wit, warmth, and candor such weighty modern-day dilemmas as What to Name the Grandmother...How to Win the Granny Wars...and reveals the truth about that credit card-toting phenomenon Shopalong Cassidy-The Plastic Grandma. The perfect book for the Nana of the '90s, it will make you laugh, it will make you cry...it will make you want to run out and buy something nice for your grandchild!Here it is! A "grandmarvelous" feast of anecdotes, observations, poetry and prose that celebrates the glories of Grandmothering! An eight-time expert in the field, Lois Wyse explores with wit, warmth, and candor such weighty modern-day dilemmas as What to Name the Grandmother...How to Win the Granny Wars...and reveals the truth about that credit card-toting phenomenon Shopalong Cassidy-The Plastic Grandma. The perfect book for the Nana of the '90s, it will make you laugh, it will make you cry...it will make you want to run out and buy something nice for your grandchild! ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Cute
This book is cute, with a few good ideas, but it could be improved upon.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is really cute!
I got this as a gift for my mom, since she's a new grandma and it's VERY cute. I think it makes a great gift for mom's who are shocked that suddently they're GRANDmoms.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Gift
Perfect gift for the first time grandma!

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book
I bought this book as a gift for my Mother-in-law & she loves it! I have often told her she doesnt look like a Grandmother & thought this would be a cute book.I flipped through it & found so many funny & inspiring stories that i had to read it as well. And i am not a Grandmother!This book is for anyone who will enjoy touching stories that you'll remember & if you would like a laugh.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cute illustrations....
Today's grandmother is hardly old enough to be a grandmother. We envision grandmothers as those who bake apple pie, spend the day ironing, and are at least 55. These days it is hardly unusual to be a grandmother before you are forty.

The contemporary grandmother may in fact drive a red convertible, be so young she doesn't want to hear the word grandmother and may feel as though she perhaps isn't ready to be a grandmother.

Lois Wyse offers humorous stories to explain the happy days of being a grandmother in this day and age. This is the perfect gift for a contemporary grandmother as it is filled with a heartwarming collection of wit and wisdom the whole family will enjoy reading.

Reflections on "What we name our grandmother,"."The secret no grandmother ever tells," "On the road with grams," and many more stories illustrate the joy of being a modern grandmother.

Microwave Apple Pie anyone? ... Read more


73. I Shouldn't Have To Scream More Than Once!
by Rick Kirkman, Jerry Scott
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Asin: 0740705571
Catlog: Book (2000-08-15)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Sales Rank: 71178
Average Customer Review: 4.38 out of 5 stars
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In the early days of Baby Blues, Darryl and Wanda were surprised at the unexpected demands of parenting. Now, however, the nonstop antics of their lovably active kids, Zoe and Hamish, keep them hopping. Darryl and Wanda have accepted, and even learned to laugh at, the general upheaval of their lives.In I Shouldn't Have to Scream More than Once! the MacPhersons continue their quest to raise their two small children. One day, Zoe asserts she needs her mother to teach her how to jump rope-"It's a girl thing," she tells Darryl. Later, Wanda and Darryl are happy their son has gone to the potty himself, until Zoe queries, "Don't you want me to tell you where he went'" And Wanda resorts to feeding Hammie on the floor after Zoe spots him picking up old peas. At the MacPherson household, it's all fodder for fun that has a delightful edge of truth for parents the world over.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Total Agreement
This is probably the funniest cartoon book ever published. With a drawing style to match even the best output of R.F. Outcault, Cliff Sterret, and Winsor McCay, it is also one of the most visually absorbing, seeming to involve more than just sight but also to draw in the other four senses as well for an unparalleled experience of sheer comic-strip ecstasy.

1-0 out of 5 stars Being a mom...
I must admit that being a mom is a hard job. But, I love my children and my life. Please do not think that these comics are true for all parents. My children love me, hug and kiss me and tell me how wonderful I am. I know this will change in teenage years... but, I will cling to these times. And, I do have to scream more than one sometimes. :)

5-0 out of 5 stars A wonderful gift for parents
This book had my husband and I laughing uncontrollably on a number of occasions... We have three children under seven and thoroughly enjoyed this inciteful and humorous vision of life with little kids... Reality in most households is that bright, healthy, active children DO a lot of the things portrayed in this book. Moms that stay home DO have days like that. Dad's do become speed-bumps when they lay on the living room floor. Just TRY to have a tender moment in any room there is a child! Believe it or not, making fun of these incidents is PART OF THE JOY of parenting. The ability to laugh at yourself and your kids while you are shaping them into respectfull, compassionate, responsible adults is a key ingredient to staying sane. And it is a blessing and a gift that these authors remind us that we are not alone in our challenges with our kids. If you haven't had children..... the rewards are great! Remember: this comic was created to make you LAUGH not to scare you or present what life with kids should or shouldn't be... it's just reflection on the dishevled moments of parent hood....

So relax... And have a great laugh.

4-0 out of 5 stars If you have an ax to grind, I don't want to hear it.
Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott put out a very funny cartoon strip. You don't have to be a parent to enjoy this cartoon, but if you are, it hits close to home more than once. It's also nice watching the kids get older (albeit slowly) in a medium that seldom allows it's characters to age at all.

That being said, if you have some ax to grind about something you hate, don't use this customer review area as your soap box. It makes you sound stupid and it's a waste of peoples time when they are looking for honest reviews. I'm glad people love Calvin and Hobbes and it's too bad Bill Watterson quit, but to compare that strip to Baby Blues, demonstrates a lack of knowledge about this strip. If everyone remembers, Calvin had some "despicable yuppie" parents too. I don't know how anyone can call this strip insidious. This strip is not sneaking up on any unsuspecting reader, spreading it's evil. Come on. And as far as unique jokes go, I guess you could say they're all (including Watterson, when he was doing Calvin) ripping off the late Charles Shultz, but that's not being fair to the cartoonists who do this for a living and try to be funny every day.

So if you bought this book and you loved or hated it, tell me why. If you're just angry, I really don't want to hear from you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Whoops, could turn a loving parent-wannabe into a KID HATER!
Here you are treated to a fleeting glimpse of such memorable childhood full of fun-filled moments as well as tortureous, self-sacrificing, and long-suffering parenthood driven by unconditional love, political correctness, and guilt trips to make it possible! Now Zoe is five years old and finally in kindergarten after long, slow ten years of being such a rotten little brat despite the very fact she was tenderly fed on 100% organic Grade-A human milk and carefully discplined by timeouts and logic reasoning rather than just a quick swat across her precious pullup-covered tush. Today, she's still as arrogant and unpleasant as ever - bullying her kid brother, yelling at her parents, and demanding everything HER WAY. And the still-infantile Hammie is not much better, either. He's just as charming as sliced ham in an Oscar-Meyer packaging and he seems to be a bit obsessed with his toy trucks (he likes to putter all over the whole house, leaving dirty tracks, and making "truck" noises with his unweaned tongue). And what's more, he also screams and gets greedy just like his big bad sister! Still reluctant, gullible, and sarcastic as ever, Zoe and Hammie's parents brace themselves for some new hands-on experiences with an escaped school hamster, booger-related incidents, slumber parties with giggly-squeaky little girls, messy potty-training, and (dis)organized soccer games! One thing our sick and tired heroes would've wished they had known in the first place, though...no one would condemn you to hell if you didn't even bother to procreate at all. And we're really overpopulated, anyway!:) ... Read more


74. Your Mother Looks Good...
by Phyllis Wright-Herman, Timothy Mikkelsen, MikWright Ltd.
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Asin: 0740714112
Catlog: Book (2001-03-09)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Sales Rank: 223739
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Old photos capture people proudly in outlandish clothing and far-out hairstyles, all ripe fodder for Phyllis, Tim, and Bob.The hilarious trio just can't help themselves as the funny lines pour out uncontrollably. Big hair, high-water pants, dour expressions:All are fair game in these books!The team known as MikWright containues their irreverent them in two new books, Your Mother Looks Good and Who's Your Daddy? Both feature hilarious photos and Tim, Phyllis, and Bob's humorous yet insightful reflections about their own parents and others'.A direct hit for nastalgic baby boomers and a younger market, Your Mother Looks Good...and Who's Your Daddy? will be the ideal gifts for Mother's and Father's Day. ... Read more


75. Children Are Meant To Be Seen and Heard Gift Book : Humor and Wisdom for Honoring Children (Keep Coming Back Books)
by Meiji Stewart
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Catlog: Book (1996-09-23)
Publisher: Hazelden
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76. Lies My Parents Told Me : The Hilarious, Outrageous and Outright Incredible Things We Grow Up Believing
by Bernice Kanner
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Asin: 0312959990
Catlog: Book (1996-06-15)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Sales Rank: 239640
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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So did you ever get that promised pony? Go blind because you touched "it?" Get pregnant from a public toilet seat? Of course not!

Lying is an art. For parents, however, it may be an absolute necessity. They dream up loving deceptions to preserve the innocence of childhood ("Daddy and I were just doing gymnastics"), to reassure us during those awkward ages ("You're beautiful"), or to keep us on the straight and narrow ("Boys only want one thing"). But they also pass on a whole encyclopedia of strange fictions that it takes us a lifetime to sort out.

Now, former New York magazine columnist and Bloomberg Business News radio and TV commentator Bernice Kanner makes us laugh and wax nostalgic with the wise, unwise, or bizarre lies our parents told us.

Health lies..."Cross your eyes and they'll stick that way."
Sex lies..."You can get pregnant from sitting on a public toilet."
Boy lies..."A man's word is his bond."
Girl lies..."It's just baby fat."
Life lies..."Everything works out for the best."
Loving lies..."Someday you'll thank me for this."
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5-0 out of 5 stars I've used more than half of them -- and plan to use the rest
Parents who missed the factory training class can catch up here in this totally whimsical look at what parents have done to us -- and what we're doing to our kids... ... Read more


77. We Are Experiencing Parental Difficulties...Please Stand By : Baby Blues Scrapbook No.5 (Baby Blues Scrapbook, No 5)
by Rick Kirkman, Jerry Scott
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Asin: 0836217810
Catlog: Book (1995-03-01)
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Sales Rank: 95421
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Hilarious for parents and those who interact with kids
Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman show the trials and tribulations of parenthood with lots of humor. Their books are great. Whenever I feel down on my parenting, I pick up one of their books for a good laugh and can see the humor in my own life again. I thank them for making me laugh! ... Read more


78. Don't Make Me Stop this Car : Adventures in Fatherhood
by Al Roker
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Asin: 0684868946
Catlog: Book (2001-06-05)
Publisher: Fireside
Sales Rank: 307091
Average Customer Review: 2.93 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Easy read, somewhat entertaining
Received as a Father's Day gift. Al Roker's: Don't Make Me Stop This Car, is an easy read but left me a bit less than entertained.

More like a collection of essays rather than a narrative, the book cointains Al's personal, although a bit shallow, experiences in pregnancy, adoption and artificial insemination (yes, you read correctly).

While there are a handful of funny parts in the book, they are few and far between. Two other books that I have heard Al's book being compared to are: Babyhood and Couplehood by Paul Reiser. Well, in my humble opinion, both of Reiser's book are astoundingly better than Al's book. (Sorry Al!)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Book But Marketing Created False Expectations
Al Roker has created an enchanting and captivating book about fatherhood. Unfortunately, only the second half of the book is about what one would expect -- raising children.

The first half of the book is all about pregnancy, which is an interesting topic, but certainly not what one expects when reading a book marketed as a great "Father's Day" book.

Despite that criticism, I feel that the novel is a good read for those who wish to read a book about fatherhood.

The novel contained a wonderful defense of adoption during Roker's discussion of his parents' choices in parenthood. Al Roker's parents adopted three children. Roker has an adopted daughter. As a fellow proponent of adoption, I was happy to read a book in which adoption is shown in a very postive light.

Due to this positive portrayal of adoption, I was somewhat saddened to hear that the Catholic League had lambasted this book for Roker's inappropriate remarks about a certain fertility drug made by the Vatican using nuns. It would be wrong to worry that this book is negative towards Catholicism.

Therefore, I strongly recommend this book to the curious father-to-be or to anyone who is interested in the modern father. My choice of four stars is due to my disapproval of how the novel was advertised and packaged.

5-0 out of 5 stars a favorite
By now, I've probably read this book three or four times. Although the beginning was a bit boring, a couple of chapters in I got really into it. All of it was told with a bit of a funny tint. You can tell he loves his kids through it!

3-0 out of 5 stars Al Roker is a sweet man
I expected something really funny and light. Instead, I learned WAY too much about the birth of one of Al Roker's children. I walked away thinking that I had learned a lot more about what a wonderful person Al Roker is......but the title led me to believe that I would have something funny to listen to over and over again.

1-0 out of 5 stars YUCK!
Frankly, I am disappointed. I thought this book would be humor filled. I guess I was hoping for another like "Bill Cosby: Himself". This was not to be.

All the other reviews are excellent, but I cannot recommend this one. Where he tried to be funny about his wife and things they went through, I thought instead he was being utterly RUDE toward and about his wife. He even criticizes his wife when he asked her to look over and critique his manuscript and she left her opinion for him. Why ask her opinion if he is just going to throw her suggestions back into her face?

I do not recommend this book to anyone and that is a rare thing for me to do. ... Read more


79. Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Moms (Chicken Soup for the Soul)
by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
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Asin: 0757300871
Catlog: Book (2003-03-01)
Publisher: HCI
Sales Rank: 74175
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Because "a picture is worth a thousand words," Chicken Soup for the Soul offers this very special book that takes a humorous look at motherhood from the perspective of internationally syndicated and award-winning cartoonist John McPherson. So much of the joys and frustrations of motherhood cannot be adequately expressed in words, and that's where this book fills the bill. A departure from all other books in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, this collection is 100% cartoons and guaranteed to make every mom laugh out loud.

This mirth-filled gem depicts everything from pregnancy to empty nest and all points in between, in a tribute to motherhood that is filled with as much laughter as love. Every mother will enjoy the 200 John McPherson original cartoons that fill these pages, and wherever she may be on the journey of motherhood, this book will strike a chord, elicit a smile and bring forth a laugh.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Cartoons for Moms, like the perennial best-seller Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul, is destined to become the series' next blockbuster!

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80. The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Holidays
by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, Brenda Brown
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Asin: 0811835995
Catlog: Book (2002-11-01)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Sales Rank: 35573
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Turkey on fire? No plans for New Year's Eve? Obnoxious relatives headed your way? The authors of the best-selling The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook are here to help you survive the dangers of the holiday season, from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day. Learn how to rescue someone stuck in a chimney, survive the office holiday party, and escape a runaway parade balloon. Expertly deal with a meddling parent, silence a group of carolers, and treat a tongue stuck to a frozen pole. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions guide you through these and dozens of other festive scenarios. With a helpful appendix of holiday excuses, last-minute gift ideas, and creative drink recipes for when the liquor runs out, this is truly the perfect gift. Gleaming silver cover. Fits all sized stockings. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars the REAL how-to guide on surviving holidays!
In their successful 1999 publication, "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook", the authors Piven & Borgenicht gave us useful advice for surviving everything from a shark attack, to how to take a punch in the face with the minimum of injury. Now, as we swiftly approach the holiday season, they give us their latest work which focuses on holiday survival.

While you won't find information on how to safely jump out of a 2 story window into a trash dumpster, you WILL find information on how to gain control of a one-horse open sleigh, how to defend yourself against a charging reindeer and how to extricate yourself or someone else who is stranded in a chimney.

For the "rest of us" who aren't likely to find ourselves descending chimneys or dodging rutting male reindeer, there are LOTS of very helpful bits of advice for those things you're very LIKELY to encounter during this holiday season, including How To Wear Tight-Fitting Clothing that you've "outgrown" due to holiday eating, how to guess at what's inside a present (and how to PREVENT people who snoop on their presents!), as well as how to avoid kisses under the mistletoe and how to prevent yourself from being swept away by a marauding crowd of holiday shoppers.

Some survival tips are pure fun, like How To Repurpose A Fruitcake (doorstop, object d'art and tire block for your car are just a few), while others may actually be quite helpful in an actual situation: How To Prevent A Turkey From Exploding; How To Extinguish A Burning Turkey; and How To Treat Mistletoe (and food) Poisoning In Both People And Pets (you DID know that the berries of mistletoe are poisonous, didn't you?)

Naturally, this book is heavier on how to act in social settings (like dealing with meddlesome relatives and annoying carolers) and entertaining guests (how to open a bottle of wine with a broken cork, how to make an emergency menorah) than it is on actual dangers, but for anyone who's looking for a fun read and some practical advice, this and the other Worst-Case books are definitely worth getting! With it's festive, reflective silver cover, it's a perfect gift for the holidays as well as displaying prominently among your holiday displays. Besides, you just never know when disaster might strike, and you should always Be Prepared!! Highly recommended!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fun, Fun, Fun
Being a big fan of the holidays, the snow, lights, decorations, etc. I decided to pick-up the newest addition to "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook" series. And I am pleased to add, that this was definitely worth the money. The scenarios in this book are so stupid, yet so funny. They remind you of an MTV show entitled "Jack---" From tips on how to fend off a charging reindeer to how to treat a tongue stuck to a pole, you won't be disappointed.

The humor of "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Guide: Holidays" goes on an on. You'll even find yourself rolling on the floor laughing out loud. This is a must read for everyone. ... Read more


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